The NFL is the latest American sports league to sign official betting deals. Three sportsbooks have been named NFL official betting partners. NFL betting partners get exclusive access to official league data, can promote their relationship with the league, and can tie their brands to stats from games. If the five-year deal holds up, the NFL will be paid nearly $1 billion over the next five years. The league has the option to opt out after three years. The NFL will continue to work with other sports leagues to secure official betting data.
Some sports betting states allow remote registration, such as Montana. In Montana, the only sportsbook provider is Intralot, and games with odds of -110 or lower are typically listed at -118. Other states, such as Tennessee, have prohibited sports betting but are starting to open up their markets to sports bets in November. In Ohio, Bally Sports will offer a sports betting lounge at FirstEnergy Stadium. In most legal sports betting states, registration can be done remotely, but some may require an in-person visit.
Ohio has laws that explicitly legalize DFS, including a popular operator of the same name. Many other states are considering the legality of sports betting. In Ohio, sports betting is likely to be available in racinos and casinos, and will be regulated by the Ohio Casino Control Commission. Ohio residents can also open an account at one of the sportsbooks if they are legal residents. However, if the bill is passed, retail sports betting will be available in Ohio on Jan. 1, 2023.